Tag Archives: poverty

Generic Drug Supply and Raw Materials Supply

In March 2021, Boris Johnson, Prime Minister, announced the UK was acquiring 10m doses from the Serum Institute of India, the world’s largest vaccine manufacturer and the key source of doses for Covax, a vaccine-sharing agreement on which poor and middle-income countries are relying. … Continue reading

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For Now I See Through a Glass Darkly

We humans have successfully reproduced until we have covered this Planet with our 7 billion plus persons, and despite many threats we still persist. However the dinosaurs lived millions of years and only died because of an extinction event; whereas … Continue reading

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Covid and Capitalism

Around 80% of countries use the Capitalist system. In capitalist economic systems, the state doesn’t provide jobs. The private companies set the eligibility and pick the candidate most suited for them. But in times of recession, unemployment can reach very high levels. Some countries … Continue reading

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Covid 19 and food poverty, Britain

Back in 2014 a panel of people came together to put out a report on food poverty impacting on ill health in Britain. This was an All-Party Parliamentary Group Inquiry on Hunger and Food. Any country’s government group might have … Continue reading

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Covid-19-driven need

“With few exceptions, the richer the wealthy become, the more selfish they behave, from severely diminished contributions to charities to the failure to exert leadership to reverse the breakdown of society. Take all the failures of the election machinery from … Continue reading

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Pandemic and benefits to banks

“Pam Martens and Russ Martens have been very critical of the role of the Federal Reserve and BlackRock in the current economic crisis. They have anticipated that, if the current drift of events continues, American taxpayers will once again be … Continue reading

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Clean Water Shortages Worldwide: how to fight disease, such as Covid-19?

“According to a point of Buddhism, water is the most valuable and most important thing because of its connection with disease,” says the monastery’s facilities manager, Urgyan. “Clean water helps everything: healthy body, healthy mind.” A Nepalese Region Reclaims Its … Continue reading

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Food Industry: using Covid-19 as an excuse to stop using Fairtrade produce

Please read about the plight of Fairtrade  farmers: “After a decade of sourcing cocoa and sugar for KitKat in the UK and Ireland, Nestlé have informed Fairtrade they no longer plan to buy Fairtrade cocoa and sugar from some of … Continue reading

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Meat Processing Plants: Covid 19

As we all now know, if we didn’t before, meat is processed by workers who are forced to operate in close proximity. As a result many have succumbed to Covid 19. “Latino communities and all communities of color in the … Continue reading

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The Food Industry and Covid 19

The Coronoravirus epidemic has highlighted many inequalities in society – the poorest are hit hardest by the consequences of the disease.  I will add to this blog as I research it, but do not want to delay its publication as … Continue reading

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